Seeking asylum : human smuggling and bureaucracy at the border (eBook, 2010) []
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Seeking asylum : human smuggling and bureaucracy at the border

Seeking asylum : human smuggling and bureaucracy at the border

Author: Alison Mountz
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In July 1999, Canadian authorities intercepted four boats off the coast of British Columbia carrying nearly six hundred Chinese citizens who were being smuggled into Canada. Government officials held the migrants on a Canadian naval base, which it designated a port of entry. As one official later recounted to the author, the Chinese migrants entered a legal limbo, treated as though they were walking through a long  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Mountz, Alison.
Seeking asylum.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2010], ©2010
(DLC) 2009046759
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Mountz
ISBN: 9780816673575 0816673578
OCLC Number: 748925892
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xxxiii, 209 pages) : illustrations, cartes
Contents: 1. Human Smuggling and Refugee Protection; 2. Seeing Borders Like a State; 3. Ethnography of the State; 4. Crisis and the Making of the Bogus Refugee; 5. Stateless by Geographical Design; 6. In the Shadows of the State; 7. What Kind of State Are We In?
Responsibility: Alison Mountz.


Using examples from Canada, Australia, and the United States, Mountz demonstrates the centrality of space and place in efforts to control the fate of unwanted migrants.  Read more...


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